Did not JMZ have a DDL sender that saved the preferences (auto warezlinkers)? I remember that linkplz ddl also had a sender that saved the preferences but closed. Most people never used to save preferences.
Anyway, the whole way of how people submit is terrible. All you need is the email address that the website uses to send and you can send it for them.
A few years ago, when DDL sites used to get much more traffic, people would set up a DDL site and advertise it on WJ. All that could be done in less than an hour. People with 5-star warez sites in large DDLs would be sent to this new fake site and would use the same email address they use to send to all DDL sites, since it is the simplest and most unique option if you use a sender of DDL.
What the person who created a new DDL could do is register as a regular member on the 5-star website, post their own topics and links and then use the email address that the 5-star site used to send to their site of DDL. the 5 star site to the largest DDL sites. Your publications would get a lot of downloads and they would make a lot of money. His own personal DDL site was only to gather email addresses so as not to generate traffic or downloads.
You can still do this, but since DDL sites do not get that much traffic, it's not that common. However, it happened a lot when I worked at MechoDDL since Mecho was one of the largest DDL sites after Katz closed. To try and avoid it, I used to keep track of the IP address they would send, so let's say that the real owner used phazeddl to send it, then mark it to check if the topics sent came from another DDL sender or a different IP than the one It was generally used. used. I created a lot more work, but it was the only way, since I could not introduce a password system, since in any case they would only use the same password in all the DDL senders to facilitate the sending. I tried a more secure API system to send, but it did not really work since people already had their own systems.
What got even crazier was that the smart guys were able to trace from their own fake DDL sites what the DDL senders that the administrators of the 5-star warez forums were using and then use those that make it impossible to track shipments not official
This is one of the reasons why warez 5-star sites often sent crap messages or issues that did not have the necessary number of file hosts with Gold Rating and were allowed to maintain their rank since it was not really his fault.
Who would have thought that their world was an underground world for DDL senders?